Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT)

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) is an Internet industry initiative to share information and technology for automated content moderation. The initiative was founded in 2017 by Facebook (later Meta), Google/YouTube, Microsoft and Twitter. As of 2019, it operates as an independent non-governmental organisation. GIFCT aims to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from abusing digital platforms. In July 2020, the Forum established several working groups that bring together experts from different sectors, geographies and disciplines. Their outputs enable the GIFCT to provide guidance and solutions to technology companies and experts in counter-terrorism and counter-extremism. The Council for Media Services has been part of the Incident Response Working Group (IRWG) since the fall of 2022. The IRWG has been working to build assessment frameworks primarily around issues of defining a terrorist or violent extremist attack, as well as defining what constitutes terrorist and violent extremist content in these contexts.

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